FREE bespoke videos by some of Britain's best authors and artists arrived during BookFest for Schools in March. So children, teachers and families can return and enjoy them again, we've decided to keep all the videos here until the end of the school year. Simply scroll down to the one you'd like to watch.

They all have an interactive element to them (we know 6-11 year olds like to be busy) and are all under 30 minutes long. You can make the most of the videos by doing the activities in the free learning packs, which you'll find at the bottom of this page.

Afterwards, let us know what you thought by filling in our survey. Enjoy!

Monday 1st March

Poetry Day with Michael Rosen and Benjamin Zephaniah

A fantastic introduction to open young minds to rhythm, rhyme and poems

Drawing Harry Potter with Jonny Duddle

Grab a pencil and sketch your own Dobby the House Elf with illustrator Jonny Duddle

Tuesday 2nd March

Writing Adventure Stories with Katherine Rundell

The award-winning author steps onto Birmingham Library's rooftop to reveal secrets to writing truly exciting stories. Katherine’s books "The Explorer" and "Rooftoppers" have won awards and her new prequel "Sky Steppers" is a World Book Day book. Linked activities in the Learning Pack. Suitable for: Story-Makers and Confident Writers.

Poetry Writing for Beginners with Matt "Poet with Punch" Windle

Matt is the former Birmingham laureate AND a professional boxer – and he’s here for a masterclass in how to write an acrostic poem. 7 minutes. Join in with paper and pen! Suitable for: Poetry Rookies

Wednesday 3rd March

Making Up Hilarious Stories with Serena Patel

The Walsall author of the "Anisha Accidental Detective" series on turning real life anecdotes into side-splitting comic scenes.

Funny Stories Draw-Along with the creators of "The Nothing to See Here Hotel" series

Grab a pencil and paper and get ready to draw and take notes for story-writing tips from author Steven Butler and illustrator Steven Lenton

Thursday 4th March

Football Stories: Writing about Things You Love, with author Tom Palmer

Tom travels around five football grounds in the West Midlands, with his characters Roy and Rocky of the Rovers. Ideal for sparking interest in more reluctant readers and a must for all football fans but Tom's enthusiasm will be great for all children. There are linked activities in the Learning Pack.

"A Pot of Dirt" - by storyteller Anna O'Brien of Face to Face Storytellers

Anna is a great BookFest favourite, and has introduced many of this year's digital events. Here she is with a story about truthfulness.

Friday 5th March

Dragons and Magic with Cressida Cowell

Creativity tips from the children's laureate and author of the "How to Train Your Dragon" and "The Wizards of Once" books.

BONUS VIDEO! Draw-along with BookFest patron Nick Sharratt

Pens at the ready for our BookFest finale! Join fantastic BookFest patron Nick Sharratt with a draw-along with some of his most popular characters.

Monday 8th March

The Great Shakespeare Mystery, with Shakespeare Birthplace Trust storyteller John Edgar

Poacher, teacher, horse-minder...or did he run away to join the theatre? Why did Shakespeare leave the Midlands for London? Find out!

Next week is Shakespeare Week so check out for free resources and a Kids' Zone.

Specially-created FREE teacher resources and lessons plans

Written by the former Director of Programmes for BookTrust, Louise Chadwick of Everybody Reads CIC, and designed in conjunction with headteachers these resources will maximise the learning and fun pupils get from our BookFest for Schools Programme.

“All of the teachers and children were raving about the workshops and we will definitely be booking next year!” Stirchley Primary School

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